South Carolina Children’s Theatre holds open auditions for each of its productions at SCCT headquarters. The auditions vary based on the type of show, the cast needed, and the director’s requirements. Therefore, you will need to check the Audition Call for the specific production you are interested in.
2016-17 MainStage Season Audition Schedule
Audition Dates: Monday, Jan. 30 or Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m.
Performance: April 29 – May 7, 2017
Miss Nelson Is Missing
Audition Dates: Sunday, Apr. 23 or Monday, Apr. 24 at 6:30 p.m.
Performance: June 17-25, 2017
2016-17 2nd Stage Season Audition Schedule
All 2nd Stage Productions have been cast for this season.
General Audition Information
Are you nervous about auditioning? Would you like to be better prepared for an upcoming audition? Take one of our Audition Prep Workshops to help better hone your auditioning skills.
South Carolina Children’s Theatre Students
If you are currently enrolled in one of our classes, you will have the benefit of receiving your audition form in your class to fill out at home. We will hold an early audition slot for you, which will give you the right to go into the audition without having to wait. Enroll in one of our classes today.
FAQs About Small Children Auditioning
We typically recommend that very young children (pre-K) wait until they are a little older to audition for our MainStage shows.
Our standard rehearsal process requires four nights a week from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and tech week (the final week of rehearsal) requires cast members to be at the Gunter Theatre from 6:00 p.m. to after 10:00 p.m. every night. Absenteeism is absolutely not allowed, and very young children are not typically equipped to handle the time commitment.
Each season, some of our MainStage shows will have casting opportunities for elementary-aged children. We encourage all very young children (K3-5th) to watch for auditions with our 2nd Stage, which will have more opportunities for youngsters, including child-friendly rehearsal and performance times.